An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act (interpretation of numerical dates)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.


Ken Epp  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of May 19, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Canada Evidence Act to direct courts on how to interpret a numeric date that is in dispute.


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Canada Evidence ActRoutine Proceedings

May 19th, 2006 / 12:10 p.m.
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Ken Epp Conservative Edmonton—Sherwood Park, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-310, An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act (interpretation of numerical dates).

Mr. Speaker, my private member's bill is one which I have introduced even before the year 2000 because I saw the impending doom of stating dates in numeric form and the ambiguity that this causes now in these years.

My wife went away and I cooked myself some macaroni and cheese. The date was wrong. The date was not given in the right format and I ate some rotten food. That is a true story.

The bill will correct that very disastrous situation.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)